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Brisbane v West Coast
Round 17, 2023
Hunt gets tackled. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 8 July 2023 (1.45pm EST)
Lost by 81
BRI 16.20.116 - 5.5.35 WCE

West Coast's lengthy losing streak continued, beaten comfortably by the finals-bound Lions at the Gabba. Brisbane banged through seven goals in the first term before the Eagles had scored, and continued to extend their lead at every change, with only some poor conversion in front of goal saving the visitors from yet another triple-figure loss. Brady Hough was impressive with 22 disposals and 14 marks and fellow backman Jayden Hunt had 27 touches and a goal.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Brisbane 7.3.45 10.8.68 13.14.92 16.20.116
West Coast 2.0.12 2.2.14 3.3.21 5.5.35

Goals: Allen, Darling, Hunt, Kelly, J.Williams

Best: Duggan, Kelly, Hough, Hunt

Injuries: Kelly (cut head)

Substitutes: (WCE) Cole for McGovern (managed) at three-quarter time; (BRI) Lohmann for Zorko (managed) in the fourth term

Jumper: Indigenous, white shorts

Named sides[]

West Coast Brisbane
B: 33.Bazzo 37.Barrass 23.Witherden B: 37.Starcevich 31.Andrews 40.Payne
HB: 14.Duggan 20.McGovern 5.Hunt HB: 26.McKenna 35.Lester 18.K.Coleman
C: 3.Gaff 4.Sheed 19.Hough C: 6.McCluggage 33.Bailey 28.Fletcher
HF: 44.Long 27.Darling 18.Chesser HF: 23.Cameron 30.Hipwood 2.Robertson
F: 21.Petruccelle 12.Allen 15.Cripps F: 15.Zorko 3.Daniher 16.Rayner
R: 32.B.Williams 11.Kelly 8.Hewett R: 46.McInerney 9.Neale 8.Ashcroft
I: 7.Ginbey 24.O'Neill 34.J.Williams I: 14.Madden 17.Lyons 19.Gunston
41.Maric 44.Wilmot
E: 16.L.Edwards 28.Cole 30.Barnett E: 1.Lohmann 25.Smith 27.Gardiner
43.Dewar 29.Tunstill

In: McGovern, Kelly

Out: Hurn (soreness), Shuey (soreness), Barnett (sub)

Quarter by quarter[]

Both sides went in as named. The match was played in fine conditions.

From the coach[]

From the papers[]

The Sunday Times[]

"It took nearly 30 minutes for the Eagles to get a meaningful scoring opportunity as the Lions piled on the first seven goals of the game.

Jayden Hunt kicked their second moments later, but it would be their last goal until Oscar Allen converted a set shot in the third term.

West Coast were doing their best to try to control the footy out of defence, but when they got it wrong it was costly, gifting the Lions two easy goals in the second term with horrendous turnovers when kicking across goal.

Jeremy McGovern (20 disposals and nine marks) slotted comfortably back into the team for his first game in 14 weeks, partnering with Tom Barrass as they did their best in an under-siege defence before McGovern was subbed out at three-quarter time."[1]


Round 13 (8 July)

West Coast stunned their Lathlain Park co-tenants Perth (known as Boorloo due to NAIDOC Week) to gain their first premiership points of 2023 with a surprising draw. The bottom-of-the-ladder Eagles, down by 32 at the main break and seemingly headed to another comfortable defeat, roared to life with a seven-goal third term, and held a one-point lead before a rushed behind after the siren robbed them of a remarkable upset victory. Zane Sumich went forward to kick three goals and Jed Kemp kicked two from 24 possesions.

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Perth 4.3.27 11.5.71 14.5.89 15.8.98
West Coast 2.1.13 6.3.39 13.6.84 15.8.98

Goals: Sumich 3, Eastough, Kemp 2, Browne, Burke, Dewar, Lucassen, McCarthy, Mercer, Mouritz, Samno

Best: Browne, Nelson, Kemp, Sumich, Creasey, McCarthy, Sambo

Injuries: Nil

Reports: Sambo for rough conduct

Named side:

West Coast
B: 64.Mercer 50.Sumich 68.Watson
HB: 63.Hansen 56.Creasey 38.Baker
C: 61.McCarthy 48.Nelson 59.Nitschke
HF: 52.Kemp 75.Eastough 62.Downsborough
F: 57.Burke 71.Johnstone 81.Mouritz
R: 73.J.Edwards 54.Browne 80.Sambo
I: 78.Chatley 66.Collins 70.Lucassen
E: 74.Frost 76.Lloyd

In: Creasey, Johnstone, Mouritz, Pobjoy

Out: Dewar (AFL), O'Sullivan, Frost, Lloyd

Late change: Dewar for Chatley

Injury list[]

In the leadup to the round the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:

Player Injury Expected return
Culley Knee Season (On inactive list 30/5/23)
Naitanui Achilles Season
Waterman Illness Indefinite
Ryan Hamstring TBC
West Knee TBC
H.Edwards Groin 6-7 weeks
Burgiel Hamstring 6-7 weeks
Jones Ankle 6-7 weeks
Rotham Thumb 3-4 weeks
Yeo Hip 2-3 weeks
Clark Foot 1-2 weeks
Petrevski-Seton Quad 1-2 weeks
Jamieson Hip 1-2 weeks
Trew Concussion 1 week
Winder Knee 1 week
Darling Shoulder Test
Cole Ankle Test
McGovern Hamstring Test
Foley Hamstring Test
Kelly Illness Available
L.Edwards Illness Available




  1. Mitchell Woodcock, The Sunday Times (9 July 2023, p.54), "Sloppy Lions still hot in den"